List of Inductees 2016
- Born in May 8, 1970
- Language French
- Best Result 5th (Athens, 2004)
Regarded as one of the top Canadian female volleyball players of all-time, Guylaine Dumont began her career as a member of Canada’s National Team in 1983 when she joined the Canadian Junior National Team as one of the youngest players ever. Guylaine continued to pursue an indoor career, becoming a member of the Canadian Senior National Team in 1985 at just 17 years of age.
From 1990 to 1997, Dumont competed overseas and played professionally in both Italy and Japan. Between 1989 and 2005, she also won twelve national championships (nine of them in beach volleyball). In 1998, True North (Volleyball Canada magazine) named Guylaine the “best volleyball female player of all time in Canada”.
After a stellar career as one of the best power hitters that Canada has ever produced, Guylaine turned to the beach to continue her career. After two seasons of beach volleyball in 1997 and 1998, Guylaine retired from competitive volleyball only to make a return to the sport three years later at the 2001 Francophonie Games where she won gold with partner Kathy Tough. In 2002, Dumont returned to beach volleyball full-time and began competing alongside Annie Martin.
Together with partner Annie Martin, Guylaine Dumont recorded the best ever Olympic result for Canadian women in beach volleyball with a fifth-place finish at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, losing to the eventual gold medallists, Americans Misty May and Kerry Walsh in the quarter-final. She retired from competitive volleyball for a second time following the 2004 Olympic Games.